Artistic musings

Musings on art, writing and music. I think I have been here before.

Should it be good? Should it be original? Should it show talent? Should it show imagination? Should it show passion? Should the enthusiasm  of the producer of the product influence the audience perception? Is ego equal to talent? What is the X factor? If a tree falls in a forest  and no one is around to hear it, does it make a sound? If you keep your writings wrapped in notebooks, will no one ever read them? Does niche equal bad? Does niche equal good, but no one else understands it? What is a lucky break? Does a promoter promote for their own good, or the good of their act, or the good of the audience? Does age bring wisdom? Does the internet kill life? Should selfies be banned?

Do you think that final point is relevant to the discussion?

(Photos above: Moose Blood sold out album release show, TW Forum 6.8.16; Creatives art display, Ely Court, with poems from Tunbridge Wells Writers 4.8.16; October Drift CD from merch stand, TW Forum 25.7.16)

 

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4 responses to “Artistic musings

  1. Good, imaginative, talented, passionate, produced with enthusiasm… Very subjective territory! I think ‘original’ is problematic too, because a) there’s no such thing as a new idea, and b) we are all influenced by the things we see, hear, smell, touch, taste, read, ABSORB – particularly the things we love – and this will always emerge within the things we produce. That said (with variations on the individual theme depending on the artistic medium concerned) finding one’s OWN “voice” is generally regarded as the holy grail. I read a poem about that the other day… 😉

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